Texas Senate Debates Campus Guns Bill

AUSTIN (AP) – The sponsor of a bill to allow guns on college campuses abruptly withdrew the bill.

More than an hour into the debate on allowing concealed handguns into college buildings and classrooms, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth asked that debate resume on Monday. He apparently did not have enough votes to move it forward. Several Republicans asked for amendments to the bill.

The bill lets Texas concealed handgun license holders, who must be 21 years old and pass a training course, bring their weapons on campus.

The measure has met stiff resistance from higher education officials. Supporters call it a key gun rights issue and critical self-defense measure.

Texas would become the second state, following Utah, to pass such a broad-based law. Colorado gives colleges the option and several have allowed handguns.

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  • Someothername

    More time for bad people to do bad things to good defenseless people in defenseless victim zones

    Armed robbers on San Antonio campuses get more time to play.

    Rapists, and kidnappers at University of Houston can relax a while.

    Since UT Austin has had at least 1 assault per every two days this year, guess I’ll stay indoors until Monday.

    Good day at the Senate for the bad people.

  • Someothername

    The Amanda Collins Self-Protection Act
    About the student raped on the way to her car, where current law forces licensees to store guns, by a man who raped an killed another girl on campus.

  • billy

    YOUR MOM ‘N DAD NEVER VOTED!!!!!!!!!!!WATCH THEM RIDE THE SAME HORSE THEY RODE IN ON!!! ( ask yourself….What is a saddle???)

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